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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Smoking is the greatest preventable cause of illness, disability and premature death in Wales
It accounts for over 5,600 fatalities every year.
The Welsh Government is investing in measures to discourage children from starting smoking and we are providing help and support to smokers who want to quit.
Fresh Start Wales - Stop smoking in your car
Aims to protect children from second hand smoke in cars.
The campaign calls on parents and other carers to pledge to keep their cars smoke free
The first phase of advertising will feature on local radio, billboards, bus-backs and bus shelters as well as a dedicated website.
Children’s exposure to second-hand smoke
Children are particularly at risk from second-hand smoke, especially in vehicles. The confined space means there is no respite from the toxic chemicals in cigarettes.
The Welsh Government will be launching a campaign in 2012 to address smoking in cars where children are present.
Ban on sale of tobacco from vending machines in Wales
Tobacco vending machines account for only one per cent of the UK market in tobacco sales. A disproportionate number of young people under 18 purchase cigarettes from vending machines. 10% of regular smokers aged 11 to 15 report that cigarette vending machines are their usual source of tobacco.
A Welsh Government ban on the sale of tobacco from vending machines came into force on 1 February 2012.
We support a number of services to help people give up smoking such as Stop Smoking Wales (website) on 0800 085 2219 or the Smokers Helpline Wales on 0800 169 0 169.